WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL STRAND OF VINTAGE MERCURY GLASS BEAD CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND. What beautiful old glass beads. These would be perfect for your Vintage design tree. Very unusual style and design. Rich, vibrant coloration, in shades of silver with a red stripe, and forest green. The large silver / red stripe beads, have a candy cane look to them. There are three different sizes, types of beads on this strand. We have the extra large single forest green colored beads, that measure about 5/8" each, the large single silver / red stripe colored beads, that measure about 7/16" each, and the single forest green colored beads that measure about 7/16" each. Again, a very unusual strand. The beads are all in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. We have tried to remove any damaged or broken beads, so they are ready to be used and enjoyed. This lovely strand measures about 72" long, has a cardboard square and a metal twist tie at each end. Each glass bead would have been hand blown in countries such as Germany, Czechoslovakia or Japan after WW II. Imports into the U.S. then began in the late 1940's, into the 1950's. Many Czech glass beads can be much earlier, dating pre-war. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!